Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Bead Soup from Germany

Oh I have been so lazy about posting my bead soup, or maybe because it is so beautiful I just wanted to keep it to myself for a while longer.  My bead soup partner is Sabine Dittrich from Munich, Germany.  Sabine is a lamp work bead artist and she does fabulous work with glass and fire.
First let me show y'all what I sent to Sabine.


I sent Sabine a variety of gemstones, glass pearls, a focal and earring components by Marsh Neal, silver tone toggle clasp, and a bronze PMC toggle clasp by Lesley Watts, and a beaded focal inspired by Sabine Lippert's Three Crosses necklace from her Beaded Fantasies book.

Here is a close up shot of the beaded focal beaded by me.


I like this pendant so much I made one for myself in a different color.

Now for what you have been waiting to see, Sabine's beautiful lamp worked glass beads that she sent to me to create something wonderfully beautiful to wear.


Sabine made all of the beads in the photo except for the size 6 and size 3 Czech seed beads she used for spacers.  In the focal she used a technique using silver and glass the results are gorgeous.  

In the back ground of the photo you can see tapestry those are the bags Sabine sent the beads in, here is a photo of the bags.


A closer look at the beads.


Our reveal date is August 11.  I hope that you will come back then and see what we created with our bead soups.

Happy beading Y'all,
Therese

  

19 comments:

  1. Holy cow, it's all beautiful -- the focal you created is truly special. Can't wait to see what you both create!

    And in the meantime, I'm recuperating from the brilliant idea I had for my soup that didn't work AT ALL... I guess that's why it's a challenge, eh?

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  2. Wow, I love the beaded focal you made!-And the beads you received are so interesting and beautiful. Good luck with the challenge, I can't wait to see the final result ;)

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  3. Your beaded pendant is gorgeous, Therese!!!! And those lampies! Great work, Sabine!

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  4. Love the focal you made...looks like a lot of work! I also love the lampwork beads, a gorgeous selection.

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  5. Incredible beadwork Therese in that focal you made, beautiful! The lampwork is gorgeous as well, can't wait for the reveal!

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  6. Oh wow! lovely soup! can't wait to see what you do with them. And that focal you made is so gorgeous!

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  7. ooooh they look gorgeous, looking forward to the reveal

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  8. I love your bead soup! The pendant is beautiful. Those lampwork beads are beautiful, too. I love the large one!

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  9. I can't wait getting started with your wonderful bead soup you sent me! Thank you again, Therese!! Your beaded focal is really gorgeous! And thank you to all who like my lampwork beads. We'll find out in August what Therese created with them. I am so curious about it!!
    Sabine

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  10. Let me start by saying that the soup you sent Sabine is gorgrous. I love the blues and greens in it. And that focal of yours. .ohmygoodness. . .TO DIE FOR!!
    Now, you received and equally delicious soup in return. I know you will totally rock it. I can't wait to see what each of you come up with!

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  11. Therese, both soups are beautiful! I love the beaded focal you made, and holy cow, those lampwork beads are pretty. :)

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  12. what a great soup you both have to work with! Sabine's beads are gorgeous! and i LOVE the pendant you made for her...what a beauty :-)

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  13. The pendant you beaded is absolutely gorgeous! I always love your beadwork. I am sure Sabine will love it too! Her beads are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Happy beading!

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  14. I can't wait to see what you two create! Both soups look delish! =)

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  15. Those soups look delicious! I look forward to your creations.

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  16. Therese - I LOVE that beaded focal you made for your bead soup partner, Sabine!! What a great idea!

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  17. Therese these are beautiful soups...both the one you sent and the one you received! I can't wait for your reveal date! :D

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  18. gorgeous focal you created! this is so much fun...i'll be back to see what you made ;)

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